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Judge sends strong message on tax offending

November 3, 2017 | By More
Judge sends strong message on tax offending

A judge has sent a powerful message about tax payment failures with a 25-month jail term for the director of two Christchurch companies that had been giving out accounting and tax advice.

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Doctor considers mechanism for toddler’s head injuries

November 2, 2017 | By More
Doctor considers mechanism for toddler’s head injuries

The possibility of a child’s head injuries being caused by being bashed against the hard surface of kitchen tiles has been considered in the trial of a Christchurch babysitter charged with murder.

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Mail thief braces for another backlash

November 1, 2017 | By More
Mail thief braces for another backlash

A Christchurch woman says she is now living a “reclusive” existence without social media or a cell phone because of the furore when she was revealed as a rural mail thief last year.

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Bail granted to cannabis ‘researcher’

November 1, 2017 | By More
Bail granted to cannabis ‘researcher’

Bail has been granted to a man who claims he was growing 247 cannabis plants in a sophisticated growing set-up at a Linwood house as part of a “research” project.

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Duck shooting explanation was full of holes

November 1, 2017 | By More
Duck shooting explanation was full of holes

A judge’s knowledge of firearms has made a dead duck out of a man’s explanation for having a shotgun and ammunition.

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Dangerous corner cited in fatal crash sentencing

October 30, 2017 | By More
Dangerous corner cited in fatal crash sentencing

A lawyer is hoping something can be done about a Parklands Drive blind corner which she says is dangerous – and where a cyclist was killed in February.

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Baby’s injuries too severe to be accident, Crown alleges

October 30, 2017 | By More
Baby’s injuries too severe to be accident, Crown alleges

Evidence from experts will be at the forefront as jurors consider their verdict in about a fortnight in the trial of a babysitter accused of fatally injuring a one-year-old. [Updated report]

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Cannabis ‘researcher’ facing possible jail term

October 27, 2017 | By More
Cannabis ‘researcher’ facing possible jail term

A Christchurch man who claims he was researching how to grow cannabis to get work in the medical marijuana industry in Australia is in custody awaiting sentencing in January.

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Court bid to release youth from secure care

October 26, 2017 | By More
Court bid to release youth from secure care

A High Court judge has been asked to force the State to find a placement for a 16-year-old youth being held at the youth justice facility near Christchurch because there is nowhere else for him to go.

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Reasons for mall violence suppressed

October 25, 2017 | By More
Reasons for mall violence suppressed

The reasons behind a teenager’s threatening and violent behaviour at a Christchurch shopping mall have been suppressed after he pleaded guilty to all charges.

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